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ABC's "Wipeout" Beats Out its Non-"Idol" Competition in the 8pm Hour

Quick Take for Thursday, January 27, 2011 (Fast Affiliate  Live + Same Day Ratings) Improving the Time Period Against "American Idol," ABC's "Wipeout" Beats Out its Non-"Idol" Competition in the 8pm Hour ABC is the Only Net to Build Audience Opposite "Idol" from 8-9pm for the 2nd Week in a Row Drawing its 2nd-Biggest Repeat Audience of the Season, ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" Dominates Original Competition on NBC and Fox

ABC's 'Wipeout' Is Casting for Season Four

The producers of the ABC hit reality series " Wipeout " are on a casting search to find dynamic men and women to participate in the upcoming fourth season. Potential contestants should be fun, strong-willed, outgoing, and have a great sense of humor. We’re also looking to cast engaged couples, father/daughter teams and mother/son teams. You can apply by following either of these two steps: Read More....

TV ratings: 'Wipeout' makes a splash in winter debut, but CBS takes Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 CBS took its usual spot at the top of the total-viewer rankings on Thursday, but the wintertime debut of "Wipeout" on ABC gave that network its best 8 o'clock numbers of the season -- by a huge margin -- and helped pave the way for a demographic win. CBS and ABC were pretty much the only games in town ratings-wise Thursday night as the other broadcast nets are a couple weeks away from debuting their midseason schedules. The Eye led the night with 13.8 million viewers and an 8.3 rating/14 share among households. ABC (10.3 million, 6.1/10) was a solid second. There was a huge drop from there to third-place FOX (4 million, 2.6/4). NBC (3 million, 1.9/3) came in fourth, and The CW trailed with 1.4 million viewers and a 0.9/1. "Wipeout's" strong debut (3.7 rating among adults 18-49) helped ABC lead the night in the demographic; it averaged 3.6 for the evening. CBS was close behind at 3.4. FOX and NBC tied for third at 1.2, while The CW delivered a 0.5. To Read More Click Here.

Winter 'Wipeout' kills on ABC

ABC’s decision to air a winter edition of Wipeout certainly paid off on Thursday. The competition show not only posted a 19 percent increase over its June 1 premiere but helped the network to finish in the top spot among adults 18-49 (3.6 rating/10 share). Each 18-49 ratings point represents 1.3 million viewers. Wipeout earned a way-more-than-decent 3.7/11 in the demo, while its audience increased significantly from half-hour to half-hour, from 11 million at 8 to 12.1 million at 8:30. The big bouncy balls were a boon to Seattle Grace: Grey’s Anatomy earned a 4.2/11, up 5 percent versus its last original on Dec. 2. It averaged 11.6 millon. Private Practice earned a 2.8/8 and averaged 7.7 million. To Read More Click Here.

Wipeout's Winter Blunderland

Baby, it's cold outside! The bumps-and-bruises game show Wipeout mixes some flakes with the falls when it debuts a new, season-appropriate obstacle course. "We created a winter wonderland," says exec producer Matt Kunitz, the mad genius behind the show. "It's all the fun we've had with Wipeout, but with a whole new feel and look." And, brrr, will it give contestants a chill, thanks to wintry set pieces like the Snow Blower and Mogul Madness. The latter, says Kunitz, is "basically an obstacle course in the sky," with the players sailing over a tank of water on a zip line while wearing skis. "They go through our version of moguls, which is anything that can smack them hard into the tank." To Read More Click Here.